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Mill Valley (California) to Calabasas (California) via Big Sur

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Mill Valley (California) to Calabasas (California) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Mill Valley (California) to Calabasas (California). If you're planning a road trip to Calabasas (California), you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Mill Valley (California)
drive for about 3 hours

2:08 pm  Big Sur
stay overnight at Fernwood Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Fernwood Resort
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:27 pm  Santa Barbara
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 6:27 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:42 pm  arrive in Calabasas (California)
eat at Nobu Malibu
stay at Malibu Beach Inn

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Big Sur  (203 answers)
    Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park  (22 mentions)
    McWay Falls  (16 mentions)
    Pfeiffer State Beach  (9 mentions)
    Pfeiffer Beach  (6 mentions)
    Andrew Molera State Park  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Big Sur:
        Nepenthe
        Post Ranch Inn
        Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant
        Coast Gallery & Cafe
        Big Sur River Inn
    hotels around Big Sur:
        Fernwood Resort
        Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
        Ventana Inn & Spa
        Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
    questions about Big Sur:
        Whats the best hike in Big Sur? Best beach?
        First-come, first-serve camping sites in Big Sur?
        how far is the drive to sequoia national aprk

Santa Barbara  (189 answers)
    Butterfly Beach  (7 mentions)
    Bacara Resort & Spa  (6 mentions)
    Hendry's Beach  (4 mentions)
    Stearns Wharf  (4 mentions)
    The Funk Zone  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Santa Barbara:
        McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
        La Super-Rica Taqueria
        The Lark - Santa Barbara
        Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
        The Palace Grill
    questions about Santa Barbara:
        Favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara?
        Bachelorette Weekend Getaway in Santa Barbara
        Best Beach in Santa Barbara?
        24 hours in Santa Barbara, what do I have to see/eat/do?
        How far from santa barbara to palm springs and PS to Phoenix?


Where's the best place to stay in Calabasas (California)?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Calabasas (California).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Malibu Beach Inn, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

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Where's the best place to eat in Calabasas (California)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Nobu Malibu, which was mentioned 15 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Duke's Malibu  (7 mentions)
Malibu Farm Cafe  (6 mentions)
Moonshadows Malibu  (5 mentions)
Mr Chow - Malibu  (2 mentions)

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What are some things to do in Calabasas (California)?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Malibu Country Mart  (12 mentions)
Taverna Tony  (5 mentions)
Topanga State Park  (4 mentions)
Malibu Pier  (3 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Calabasas (California) to Mill Valley (California) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Mill Valley (California) to Calabasas (California). Or get a full Mill Valley (California) to Calabasas (California) flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Mill Valley (California) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Mill Valley (California)!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 434 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 14 minutes
9 Mill Valley (California) travel answers
203 Big Sur travel answers
189 Santa Barbara travel answers
4 Calabasas (California) travel answers





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